Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lavender Linen Spray

There is nothing in my mind more decedant that linen spray.  The idea is that you can spray it on your sheets, towels, and such and they will smell good while you sleep, bath or use the fabric is so delightful.  I have looked at linen sprays in stores for years, but they always seem to expensive for something that is primarly water.

I finally took matters into my own hands....I made my own.  I'm on a bit of a lavender kick right now, check out my Lavender Laundry Detergent here, and thought lavender would be good.  I also like lavender because of its aromatherapy qualities, lavender is supposed to help with depression and lighten moods. 

I was happy to see that it is not very difficult to make your own.  Here is what I did.


Clean spray bottle
Vodka (100 proof is the best but I used 80 proof)
Lavender Oil
Label (I made my own)
Modge Podge
Paint Brush
Measuring Cup

There are not a lot of rules on how to make linen spray.  Generally most of the sites I saw suggested you dilute the oil in the vodka because as we all know, water and oil don't mix. The amount of vodka differed by site from two tablespoons to a half cup, so I decided to split the difference and use a quarter cup.  I then added a good dribble (yes dribble, my bottle did not poor very well) of the lavender oil.  It was probably about a tablespoon. You can add more or less lavender oil depending on how strong you want your linen spray to be. 

I pored the vodka-oil mix in my spray bottle and filled the rest of the bottle with distilled water.

To check how strong the spray was I tried it on a cloth napkin, then added a little more oil (because I like a strong lavender smell).

Bottle Label:

No Linen spray would be complete without a nice label.  I made mine on word, printed it out on photo paper (to get a better quality print) and glued it on.  Modge Podge is the perfect adhesive because it dries clear.

I painted the bottle with Modge Podge and attached the label.  To keep the label nice, I waited for the underside to dry and then painted over the label as well.  This gave my bottle a good layer of water-proof protection.  At first the bottle had some air bubbles, but after a day or two they dried out.

Lavender Linen Spray:

I immediate sprayed my sheets, the pillows (and then all the upholstered furniture in the house).  It is a subtle smell, but that night I could defiantly smell the lavender sent as I fell asleep.  At first you will smell the vodka, but the alcohol quickly evaporated leaving the lavender scent behind.  AND don't worry, this should not stain your fabric.  It didn't stain mine. 

What's your take on linen spray?  Do you think it is a waste of time or do you love it?

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  1. How smart! lavender is the smell I craved most when pregnant :)

    Thanks for visiting FFL!


  2. Thanks for sharing the idea and tutorial! I never realized you could make your own linen spray. I love the smell of lavender through the house.


  3. Thanks for stopping by my post. I adore linen water, particularly Lavendar. I have found that TJ Maxx usually has linen water in their section featuring scents, bath products, etc. It's usually about $6.00 for a large bottle. They often have the lavendar, although I could only find a fresh linen scent the last time that I went to buy some. I'm saving your recipe...that's a neat idea. Cherry Kay

  4. love this, what a crafty girl you are! thanks for partying at Type A!

  5. I love lavender. So creative - I never thought of making my own linen spray! Thanks so much for sharing, Chandeen! :)


  6. wow I never knew one could make their own spray. This is an excellent idea. I don't have lavender, but I do have peppermint oil. Although, that may be more fitting for christmas time.

  7. What a neat idea! I'll have to try this!

  8. i featured you this week!


  9. That's awesome! Love that you made the spray and the bottle! :)
    ps who'd have thought vodka? lol


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